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"Duhovni Ratnik" obverse side view. Knife in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, handle of Black Nephrite Jade gemstone inlaid with a mosaic of Red River Jasper and White Geodic Quartz. Sheath is hand-carved, hand-dyed leather shoulder
"Duhovni Ratnik"


"Dagon" fillet, boning, carving, chef's, collector's knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Green Orbicular Jasper gemstone handle, frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Dagon" Custom Fillet, Boning, Chef's, Carving Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 12.5" (31.8 cm), Blade Length: 7.8" (19.8 cm), Thickness: .1225" (3.1 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 8.7 oz. (247 grams) Sheath: 6.0 oz. (170 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to 57HRC
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Green Orbicular Jasper Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-carved Leather inlaid with Black Frog Skin
  • Knife: Named for an early Sumerian god of fish and fishing, Dagon the knife is custom made for the task of fillet, boning, carving, or chef's fine work, and this one is suitable for collection. My client wanted a fillet knife based on my popular tanto designs, so I created the Dagon profile, slender and thin. The knife is made from very thin stock, and is tempered to 57HRC to limit flex and still provide toughness and high wear resistance. The hollow ground blade is well-matched in the grinds, terminations, and lead offs, with a good thickness of spine along the blade for support. The point is devastatingly sharp, and the trailing point style offers smooth and tight cutting capabilities. Since 440C has the highest corrosion resistance of any martensitic stainless tool steel, with the mirror polish, this one will resist corrosion very well. The thumb rise offers support, and the fully tapered tang balances the weight right at the forefinger. The client wanted a bit of purchase along the spine, so I executed some nice filework there. The handle is clean and smooth and is bolstered by zero-care 304 austenitic stainless steel bolsters for great strength and durability. The bolsters bed a pair of brightly polished Green Orbicular Jasper gemstone which has areas of clear agate, deep green quartz, and floating orbs throughout. This hard crystalline jasper and agate is tough, durable and will outlast the blade. It feels comfortable and smooth in the hand.
  • Sheath: The knife has a commensurate sheath, made of 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, dyed black, hand-stitched with polyester sinew, lacquered and sealed, with panel inlays of Black Frog skin, knobby and unique in character. The sheath protects the keen blade while displaying the gemstone handle and even has inlays on the back, and in the large and long belt loop.
  • A beautiful and useful custom knife for the kitchen or for tasks requiring the thinnest, sharpest blades, suitable for a collection.

Thanks, J. M.!

Hi Jay,
I received the knife, Thank you. It's gorgeous as I knew it would be.
You say you miss it already? Don't worry, it's in good hands. Talk to you soon.


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"Dagon" custom fillet knife, reverse side view. Note frog skin inlays on sheath back and belt loop, fine hand-stitching in sheath "Dagon" spine edgework, filework detail. Touch of filework to aid in purchase, handle is smooth and clean "Dagon" inside handle tang detail. Tang is fully tapered for balance, bolsters are dovetailed to bed handle gemstone "Dagon" obverse side handle detail. Green orbicular jasper is tough and hard, with areas of agate and quartz "Dagon" reverse side handle detail. Green orbicular jasper and agate takes a high, glassy polish and lasts indefinitely "Dagon" sheathed view. Sheath is light and protects blade edge and point. "Dagon" sheath mouth view. Sheath is custom handmade, with real frog skin inlays in leather shoulder "Dagon" point view. Point is extremely sharp and thin, with hollow grinds and single bevel edges "Dagon" reverse side view, etched personalization detail in mirror polished hollow grind

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